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Panel Discussion 1

Rose Luckin

Rose Luckin

Professor of
Learner Centred Design UCL Knowledge Lab, London
Tsui Kai Chong

Tsui Kai Chong

Provost
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Keith R. Krueger

Keith R. Krueger

CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in Washington, DC, United States

Panel Discussion 1 

  Nurturing a new generation of educators and learners in 
a landscape of disruptive innovations in technology

It is generally recognized in the teaching fraternity there is a need to get better at understanding where we have been, where we are and where we are going.  We are seeing the rise of disruptive innovations that create new (and hence disrupt the old) markets and systems resulting in the displacement of established practices, services and products. While the continued adoption of technological innovation in the educational landscape has not been very disruptive thus far, there may be a need for educators to surface possible impact and implications on the present-day education system as we know it due to disruptive innovations in technology.  It will be prudent for educators to plan how we can embrace such disruptive innovations in technology so as to lead to better learning.

Panel Discussion 2

Manu Kapur

Manu Kapur

Professor and Chair of Learning Sciences and Higher Education ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Ho

Peter Ho

Director and CEO at HOPE Technik Pte Ltd
A/P Zachary M. Walker

Zachary M. Walker

Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE)

Panel Discussion 2        
shaping the future of learning              

As a whole, emerging technologies such as analytics, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence have the potential to enhance, perhaps disrupt, existing teaching practices. These include improving teachers' ability to present abstract ideas, develop clearer views of students' progress, and design learning experiences that closely match students' preferences and pace of learning, However, there are also challenges that impede wide-spread adoption of these technologies which are typically developed and advanced for commercial purposes. Direct applications in education are rare, which adaptations for classroom usage are typically slow and costly.
 
With this in mind, this panel share their views on implications of emerging technologies for education in general, and formal schooling in particular. They will also provide some insightful perspectives on how educators can prepare themselves to harness such technologies in their classrooms, and to address potential challenges, for instance ethical considerations, that may arise during adoption.

Panel Discussion 3

Lim Sun Sun

Lim Sun Sun

Professor of Media & Communication
Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Singapore University of Technology and Design
David Wright
David Wright

Director
UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL
Edmund Tay

Edmund Tay

Editor of
ED Unloaded.com
Singapore Parenting and Family Blog

Panel Discussion 3
Empowering students to create a positive online presence

With the increasingly digitised world, our students are exposed to various opportunities in the new landscape of social media.  They are expected to play an active role online rather than simply being passive consumers of content. What are some of the concerns and opportunities? How can our students create a positive online presence, benefitting local and global communities? What does it take for our students to develop the necessary skills and competencies to be safe, responsible and yet innovative online?  Join this session where you will hear the views and perspectives from a panel of experts.